Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector

Multisourcing is a relatively new phenomenon that began a decade ago as companies began developing strategies to split large information technology (IT) contracts into smaller ones. This provided the opportunity to choose best-of-breed suppliers, who were supposed to collaborate to provide a seamles...

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Main Author: Łoboda Barbara
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Sciendo 2014-10-01
Series:International Journal of Management and Economics
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Online Access:https://doi.org/10.2478/ijme-2014-0014
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spelling doaj-1152dc91ed084d8cba6c303bb64b74dc2021-09-05T21:02:04ZengSciendoInternational Journal of Management and Economics2299-97012014-10-01381466610.2478/ijme-2014-0014ijme-2014-0014Motives for Multisourcing in the IT SectorŁoboda Barbara0Warsaw School of EconomicsMultisourcing is a relatively new phenomenon that began a decade ago as companies began developing strategies to split large information technology (IT) contracts into smaller ones. This provided the opportunity to choose best-of-breed suppliers, who were supposed to collaborate to provide a seamless service to the company. Firms began to multisource when the large IT contracts they had did not bring assumed benefits. At the same time, the business environment was forcing them to be flexible, efficient and able to quickly implement new technologies. The trend to multisource has been growing, so it is worth investigating why companies prefer this form of cooperation. This topic was not a subject of research previously.https://doi.org/10.2478/ijme-2014-0014multisourcingcooperation motives
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Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
International Journal of Management and Economics
multisourcing
cooperation motives
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title Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
title_short Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
title_full Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
title_fullStr Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
title_full_unstemmed Motives for Multisourcing in the IT Sector
title_sort motives for multisourcing in the it sector
publisher Sciendo
series International Journal of Management and Economics
issn 2299-9701
publishDate 2014-10-01
description Multisourcing is a relatively new phenomenon that began a decade ago as companies began developing strategies to split large information technology (IT) contracts into smaller ones. This provided the opportunity to choose best-of-breed suppliers, who were supposed to collaborate to provide a seamless service to the company. Firms began to multisource when the large IT contracts they had did not bring assumed benefits. At the same time, the business environment was forcing them to be flexible, efficient and able to quickly implement new technologies. The trend to multisource has been growing, so it is worth investigating why companies prefer this form of cooperation. This topic was not a subject of research previously.
topic multisourcing
cooperation motives
url https://doi.org/10.2478/ijme-2014-0014
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